Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup

Sopwith Pup

1/4 scale WW1 biplane, 1956mm (77") span for 20-25cc engines
£387.50 (ex. VAT)
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Product information


The DB Sopwith Pup kit has 4 separate wing panels which can be removed for transport. These are now slid onto rigid piano wire joiners and secured with one bolt per wing (this is to replace the previous spring clip mechanism).

The kit includes fully working 'quick' rigging as per the description to be found in the useful info under "How Rigging Works".
The Sopwith Pup is certainly a show stopper. At 1/4 scale this is a great companion to the DB SE5A.

This is a comprehensive kit comprising of

  • Laser cut ply and balsa
  • pre formed wire
  • spun aluminium cowl.
  • Fully working rigging
  • Full accessories packs
  • Strip and sheet Balsa
  • NOW includes 3d Printed Vickers Gun

Accessories Available (Scroll down for links to the accessories)

  • Decal Set
  • Vintage Scale Wheels

Technical Data:
Scale -1:4
Span -195cm (77")
0.90-1 .20 4 strokes, 2000-3000 Super Tigre engines or equivalent.
Fuselage length overall - 150cm (59")
Weight -6.8kg (15lb)
4 Channels
Ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle.
Engines -20 to 25cc
C/G 43/4" (121mm) from L/E Top wing Centre section.
Wing 'G' test = 6+

The most recent movie is from Peter Bruce using an ASP FT160 Twin, first time I've come across someone using this so is very much appreciated - View Here

A very nice movie clip from Mike Eastelow and features both the SE5 and Sopwith Pup Kit
YouTube Clip

And this one with a 1.20 4 stroke from Alistair Clinton
DB sport and scale 1/4 Sopwith Pup at Medway Model Flying Club

Picture, courtesy of Robert Walter in Germany.
Also from Andy Sawyer

Also see Alan Hirji's build log

Pup Rigging Tests

A clip of the aircraft flying, with the new magnetic struts and fully working rigging

Some more Sopwith Pup Photos

New bolt wing Retainer Photos

PDF Sopwith Pup Instructions Download New Bolt version

PDF Sopwith Pup Instructions Download Spring Clip Version

A Possible Electric Setup by 4-Max

Technical specifications

Brand DB